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Embroidered field marshal rank marks worn only by the Sultan of Royal Brunei Air Force, Army and Navy. 
Topics: Sultan of Brunei, Royal Brunei Air Force, Royal Brunei Army, Royal Brunei Navy, Rank Marks,...
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Uniform regulations for the Royal Navy in 1879 for officers, petty officers and seaman of the Fleet.
Topics: Admiral of the Fleet, Admiral, Vice Admiral, Rear Admiral, Commodore, Captain, Commander,...
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Insignia of the Army of Cuba from 1941 to 1959.
Topics: Republica de Cuba, Cuban Army, Army of Cuba, Rank Insignia
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Coloured German oicture postcards of the Great War.
Topics: German picture postcards, The Great War, World War One, First World War, WWI, WW1, Germany, German,...
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Bailey, Biddle & Banks Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania produced a small catalogue of Army of the United States military insignia for commissioned officers in the First World War and later in the Second World War as well in sterling silver and gold plate whenever needed. B.B.B. created some of the finest insignia in addition to their creations of unique jewelry. 
Topics: Bailey Biddle & Banks Company, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 1017, First World War, World War One,...
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Rank insignia of F.A.R. (Fuerza Armadas Revolucionaria) Cuba in 1982.
Topics: Fuerza Armadas Revolucionaria, F.A.R., Cuba, Insignia, Cuban, 1982, Republica de Cuba, Uniformes
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United States Marine Corps chevrons and uniform coats with chevrons and other insignia from the Spanish-American War of 1898 through the First World War up to 1937, prior to the Second World War of 1941-1945. 
Topics: U.S.M.C., United States Marine Corps, United States Marine, Chevrons, Private First Class, P.F.C.,...
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Israel Defence Force beanch and rank insignia work on the cap, the collars and lapels and sleeves. These badges changed since 1982 when first shown, especially those for I.D.F. warrant officers.
Topics: IsraelDefence Force, I.D.F., Insignia, Uniform, Cap badges, collar dogs, 1982
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by Herbert Booker
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A 7-1/4" x 4-1/2" catalog of United States Army, United States Coast, United States Marine Corps and United States Navy branch and rank insignia, sweetheart jewelry, etc. of the Second World War. 
Topics: United States Army Air Force, United States Army, United States Coast Guard, United States Marine...
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Fourteen commemorative postage stamps showing the image of King George VI on these colourful stamps.
Topics: Sierra Leone, Africa, England, Postage Stamps, Great Britain, United Kingdom
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Coins and medals honouring Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie as well as fascist Ital medals in their occupation of Ethiopia.
Topics: Emperor Haile Selassie, Ethiopia, Abyssinia, Fascism, Italy
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This is from a colour plate showing the Lithuanian Army rank insignia in 1918 to 1919. 
Topics: Lithuania, Lithuanian Army, Rank Insignia, Kepi, Insignia, Uniform, Uniforms
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Egypt, Jordan and Turkey all issued at one time or another stamps for Palestine, as early as 1900 in the Ottoman Empire. 
Topics: Palestine, Palestinian, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Ottoman Empire, Postage, Stamps, Postage Stamps
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Not only did U.S. postage stamps dealers mail out "approval" catalogues of stamps, dealers in Europe did likewise as stamps collecting was and is worldwide, even in France in the year 1911, believe it or not?
Topics: Postage Stamps, Stamp Collecting, Philatelic, Stamps Approval Booklets, Approval Catalogue
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These cap badges were made during the half-century reign of Queen Victoria of England to show the wearer's regiment. 
Topics: Regimental Cap Badges, Great Britain, United Kingdomn, Insignia, Royal Army, British Army, Uniforms...
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A Khaki covered cork lined pith helmet worn by marines during the summer in the States and year around in the South Pacific Theater of War when not wearing an M-1 steel helmet or other headgear. A darkened bronze anchor, eagle and globe ornament worn on the front.
Topics: United States Marines, U.S.M.C., U.S. Marines, Pith Helmet, World War Two, Second World War,...
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Decorations, Flags, Insignia, Medals and Orders of the Mongolian Air Force and the Mongolian Army.
Topics: Mongolian Air Force, Mongolian Army, Inner Mongolia, Mongolia, Khalikhan, Mong-Chalkhen Gol,...
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Rank insignia of the Army of Haiti as of 1982.
Topics: Haiti, Hayti, Haitian Army, Rank Insignia, 1982
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Mexican army insignia
Topics: Republica de Mexico, Estado Unido Mexicano, Mexico, Mexican Insignia, Insignia, Uniforms, Uniformes
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Ottmar Zieher printed hundreds of different picture postcards in colour such as sets about the other nations and their coins and postage stamps. These cards are hard-to-find and usually cost a lot and sometimes even money can acquire all of them. 
Topics: Ottmar Zieher, Imperial Germany, Picture Postcards, Coins, Postage Stamps, Stamps, Money, Austria,...
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NOTA BENE: Many of these photographs of the First World War are very graphic as they also show deceased soldiers on the battlefield on the Western Front in France. All nations engaged in war had boy soldiers in the ranks. 
Topics: Austrian Army, Belgian Army, Canada Expeditionary Force, British Army, Dutch Army, German Army,...
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A book filled with motion picture posters of African-American actors and actress in early silent film to the "talkies" in the 1930's onward. 
Topics: Beware!, Big Fella, Big Timers, Swing, Underworld, ZouZou, Two-Gun Man From Harlem, Sunday Sinners,...
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Dagwood Bumpsted in a 1902 United States Army dress blue uniform with Blondie dressed as the Statue of Liberty with their son Alexander dressed as a Boy Scout. 
Topics: Dagwood Bumpsted, Blondied Bumpsted, Alexander Bumpsted, cartoon, 1902 U.S. Army Dress Blue...
The rank of Chief Petty Officer was created in 1897 and the enlisted rank insignia (rates) changed and the design of the new rates now look much like they do today. The later regulations of 1905 slightly differed in minor detail of how the eagle was perched on a branch, this was also the last time colour plates appeared until 1941 for the last time, 
Topics: Regulations Governing the Uniform, U.S. Uniform Regulations, Navy of the United States, United...
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Maps from World War One of Europe.
Topics: Western Front, Maps, Allied Expedtionary Force, Army, Armies, The Great War, World War One, World...
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Various cap and collar branch and rank insignia used by their armies.
Topics: Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Insignia, Army, Uniform, Islamic Nations, Islamic Countries, Islam,...
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Rosettes, ribbons and pins showing affiliation to various patriotic societies from the American Revolution, to the War of 1812, to the U.S. Civil War, the Indian Wars and the Spanish-American War of 1898.
Topics: Army & Navy Union, Army of the Philippines, Children of the American Revolution, Army of the...
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An 8-page brochure showing post Second World War Army & Navy Surplus, when one could still get real military equipment, boots, shoes, clothing, etc. in 1953. 
Topics: Korean War 1950-1953, Post-Second World War, Post-World War Two, Post-War, Army & Navy Surplus,...
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Gorget patches of the British Army in the First World War and other badges and emblems.
Topics: Gorgets, Gorget Patches, Badges, Emblems, Insigne, Insignia, British Army, First World War, Wortld...
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Evolution of United States Navy cuffs and collars from 1841 to 1948 when finally they remained the same afterward. Ranks of enlisted men was shown on the cuffs with one to three stripes, usually and one to three stripes on the collar if any, some with and some without added stars. Often cuffs and collars were worn and later approved through orders. 
Topics: Navy of the United States, United States Navy, Navy collars, Navy cuffs, Insignia, Insigne, Seaman,...
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The United States Army created a make-believe enemy for training purposes. They wore cotton summer khaki uniforms dyed green and made up ranks as shown with major's gold oakleaves, crossed cavalry swords, etc. An M-1 helmet liner with a shaped piece wood attached to the top to change its appearance. Years later Aggessor Forces wore Soviet style collar and epaulet insignia. 
Topics: Agressor Forces, Defense Aggressor, Uniforms and Insignia, Insignia and Uniforms, Army
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Illustrations of Army & Navy ranch and rank insignia printed in San Francisco, California in 1917.
Topics: Army & Navy Insignia, Army of the United States, Navy of the United States, United States Army,...
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Beautiful Italian Postage Stamps 
Topics: Italia, Roma, Italy, Rome, Postage Stamps, Italiano, Italian
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Naval uniform regulations for the uniform of officers, but not for the seamen and petty officers.
Topics: Navy of the United States, Regulations Governing the Uniform of Commissioned Officer of the Navy of...
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Uniforms and insignia of the Navy of the United States and the Army of the United States in World War One. 
Topics: Navy of the United States, Army of the United States, U.S.N., United States Navy, Navy of the...
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These Canadian postage stamps were issued under the reigns of Queen Victoria and under Kings Edward VII and George V of England.
Topics: Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, Dominion of Canada, Canada, Postage Stamps
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Three-inches diameter cotton, felt or wool cloth rank disks worn on the upper right sleeve of the coat or shirt to denote individual was promoted from Private to Private First Class, ranking below a Lance Corporal, Corporal or a Sergeant. Either used the symbol of their branch or their arm, i.e., Artillery (crossed cannons), Cavalry (crossed sabers) of the Infantry (crossed rifles). The P.F.C. rank was replaced in 1920 with a single chevron. 
Topics: Army of the United States, United States Army, U.S.Army, Insignia, Rank badges, P.F.C., Private...
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The Civil Air Guard is the British equivalent of the United States of America's Civil Air Patrol. Their insignia of rank and uniforms are patterned after the Royal Air Force.
Topics: Civil Air Guard, United Kingdom, Great Britain, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland,...
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Eire Army Insignia. Irish military badges.
Topics: Eire, Ireland, Irish Army, Uniforms, Insignia
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A large green cover postage stamp album that contained from 1863 to 1920.
Topics: Postage Stamp Album, German, Germany, Stamp Collections
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Rank marks and insignia of commissioned and warrant officers and enlisted personnel of the United States Coast Guard.
Topics: United States Coast Guard, U.S.C.G. Rank Marks, U.S.C.G. Insignia, Admiral, Vice Admiral, Rear...
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Argylle & Sutherland Highlanders, Army Recruiting Sergeant, Black Watch, Black Watch Piper, Conductor, Corps of Army Music, Warrant Officer, Drum Major, Pipe Major, King's Division, King's Own Border, King's Royal Hussars, Light Dragoons, Marlborough College CCF, Master Gunner, Queen's Royal Lancers, Royal Army Medical Corps, R.A.M.C., Royal Engineers, R.E., R.E. Regimental Sergeant Major, Regimental Sergeant Major, Regimental Sergeant Major Recruiting, Royal Electrical & Mechanical...
Topics: Royal Army rank slide-ons, Great Britiain, United Kingdom, U.K.
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Buttons worn on the uniforms of Union Army soldiers in the U.S. Civil War of 1861-1865.
Topics: Union Army, U.S.Army, Army of the United States, United States Army, U.S.Civil War, The War of...
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Seperate sheets of mostly used postage stamps mailed to collectors of postage stamps of Germany in the early 20th century
Topics: Approval Stamps, Postage Stamps, Germany, Wiemar Republic, Imperial Germany
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Shoulder sleeve insignia of the United States Navy Patrol Torpedo Boats from 1941-1945 especially in the South Pacific Theater. Hopefully this is more complete than from other media? 
Topics: P.T.Boat, Patrol Torpedo Boat, MTB, Motor Torpedo Boat, R.O.N., WW2, United States Navy, Insignia,...
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The rank insignia and uniforms of H.M.C.G. (His Majesty's Coast Guard) during World War Two.
Topics: His Majesty's Coast Guard, H.M.C.G., Great Britain, United Kingdom, England, Uniforms, Insignia,...
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Cloth and metal insignia worn on the shoulder sleeve and possibly on the pocket of the uniform to show which arm or branch the wearer is posted.
Topics: Beirut Lebanon, Lebanon Air Force, Lebanon Ground Forces, Lebanon Navy, Shoulder Sleeve Insignia,...
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Soft-cover insignia books, many out-of-print. 
Topics: Index of Drawings, Insignia of America's Little Known Seafarers, Military Uniforms, Specialty and...
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1942 and 1982 Irish Army branch and rank insignia.
Topics: Easter Uprising, Irish Republican Army, Insignia, Eire, Ireland, Irish, Uniforms
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R.C.A.F. Sqdn. insignia, pre-and post-1953.
Topics: 1 FW Canada Mobile Equipment, 1 (F) RCAF Wing (France), 410 RCAF Squadron, 415 RCAF Squadron, 439...
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Various nations issued commemorative postage stamps featuring tanks in battle during the Second World War in Asia, Europe and North Africa. Stamps collecting can be a fun hobby! 
Topics: Second World War, World War Two, WW2, WWII, Tanks, Armoured Vehicles, Army, Armies, Warfare,...
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Postage Stamps of Liberia
Topics: Liberian, Liberia, Postage Stamps
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One of the articles in that magazine is about submarine mines.
Topics: Navy of the United States, United States Navy, U.S.Navy, U.S.N., Submarine Mines, The Technical...
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A black rectangle with a white pick-ax embedded in German stahlhelm insignia used by the United States Army 308th Engineers in France on the Western Front. 
Topics: Stahlhelm, German Helmet, Pick-Ax, Insignia, United States Army Expeditionary Force, A.E.F., Army...
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A booklet with postage stamps would be mailed to a customer who selected the postage stamps they wanted and they would return this booklet along with the money to pay for the stamps they had selected. 
Topics: Postage Stamp Approval Booklet, The ABC Stamp Company, Postage Stamps
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Squadron patches of the United States Air Force, some used in the Vietnam War. 
Topics: United States Air Force, U.S.A.F., Squadron patches, Squadron insignia, insignia
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Catalogue showing not only boots, shes, leggings as well as the Same Brown belt and other military items. 
Topics: Army, Army of the United States, U.S.A., United States Army, Leather Equipment, Boots, Shoes,...
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by Herbert Booker
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Shell Oil Company published this patriotic paper ephemera that showed civilians not familiar with the medals and ribbons awarded to Coast Guardsmen, Marine, Sailors and Soldiers in the Second World War.
Topics: Medals, Ribbons, Medal of Honor, Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal, U.S.Coast Guard, U.S.Army,...
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Insignia of the Israel Defence Force Air Force, Army and Navy.
Topics: I.D.F., Israel Defence Force, Israeli Air Force, Israeli Army, Israeli Navy, Gadna Diver,...
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NOTA BENE; These confederate stamps are only shown for historical purposes and not to honour nor tear down a former regime. It is renarkable the C.S.A. could have enough reliable printing presses, printer's ink, paper stock, lithograph stone engravers, etc.
Topics: Confederate States of America, C.S.A., Postage Stamps, 1861-1865
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Patriotic World War Two booklet created for the people back home on the Home Front to acquaint them with the military insignia of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Topics: Air Corps, Army Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, insignia, booklet, World War Two, WW2, Second World...
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Cavalry (yellow) chevrons used until 1918 to 1919 in the Army of the United States. From the collection of the late Michael von Deckbar who had possibly the best collection of chevrons in the U.S.A.!
Topics: Michael von Deckbar, Cavalry Chevrons, Chevrons, Insignia, Army of the United States, United States...
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A small catalogue with half-tone photographs of civil, military and naval insignia in 1898, Philadelphia
Topics: BB&B, Bailey-Biddle & Banks Co., Catalogue, Insignia, Medals
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Unofficial cloth patches displaying a flying bee armed with a Thompson sub-machine-gun and working tools worn by members of the Construction Battalion, also referred to as SeaBees!
Topics: C.B., Construction Battalion, SeaBee, Seabees, Shoulder Sleeve Insignia, Insignia, WW2, World War...
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These were rates worn by members of the Seabees (U.S.Navy Construction Battalion in World War Two. Official and unofficial rates were worn despite rules and regulations. 
Topics: Chief Petty Officer, Petty Officer 1st Class, Petty Officers 2nd Class, Petty Officer 3rd Class,...
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NOTA  BENE: This is not an endorsement for tobacco products, it is simply here to show what this particular tin looked for those who collect them as a hobby! A cigarette tin made in England in 1942 and given to the U.S. service women and men while guests of the British people. 
Topics: Pall Mall Cigarettes, England, Great Britain, Tobacco Products, English made U.S. cigarettes, WW2,...
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Insignia of the Army of the United States and the Navy of the United States in the Great War of 1914-1918.
Topics: Insignia, Army Insignia, Navy Insignia
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The United States Army General Staff Identification Badge was created for Air and army National Guards as well as for the State Guards too! Shown here are those badges illustrated and described in 1984. Since then new state guards were formed while others were deactivated. 
Topics: State Guard General Staff Identification Badges, S.G.G.S.I.B., State Guard, State Military Reserve,...
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Highly decorated Russian and Vietnamese veterans on parade
Topics: Russia, Russian, U.S.S.R., Vietnam, Vietnamese, Insignia, Medals, Orders and Decorations, World War...
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Issue Scott #484 through #519
Topics: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Postage Stamps, Definitive Postage Stamps, 1917, World War...
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Sons of the American Revolution Medal.
Topics: Sons of the American Revolution, Medal, United States of America
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1937 Polish Army Cavalry Regimental Colours
Topics: Kawaleria, Cavalry, Polish, Poland, Army, Regimental Colours, 1937, Insignia, Banners, Guidons,...
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Coloured picture postcards of Ottmar Zieher that show coins and postage stamps of other nations.
Topics: Picture Postcards, Post Cards, Ottmar Zieher
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Mexican Army branch insignia worn by the soldiers to show their military occupational specialty, i.e., armoured, artillery, band, cavalry, military police, etc. Worn on the coat lapels and shirt collars. 
Topics: Ejercito de Mexico, Republica de Mexico, Estado Unidos Mexicanos, Insignia Militares, Artilleria,...
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Regulations Governing the Uniforms of the United States Navy in 1841.
Topics: Uniforms, Insignia, Sword and Scabbard, Sword Belt, United States Mavy, Navy of the United States,...